Recall of Device Recall LifeShield Secondary I.V. Set

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Hospira Inc..

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
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  • Event Country
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  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
    ICU Medical, Inc. acquired from Pfizer in early 2017, Hospira Infusion Systems, the portion of Hospira dedicated to develop infusion pumps.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Intravascular Administration Set - Product Code FPA
  • Reason
    Reports of difficulty in adjusting the flow rate, which could result in flow rate variances.
  • Action
    Hospira sent the Urgent Device Recall letters dated 11/25/09 to their direct accounts of the affected products and requested these consignees to notify their customers of the recall. The accounts were informed that Hospira ceased manufacturing the I.V. gravity and pump administration sets with the CAIR clamp manufactured by Borla S.P.A. of Italy in March 2008, due to customer reports related to a difference in the zone of control used to adjust the flow compared to the original CAIR clamp design. To avoid the possibility of flow rate variances, Hospira is recalling all remaining sets with the Borla designed CAIR clamp. The accounts were requested to quarantine all inventory of the affected lots, complete the enclosed reply form indicating the amount of product being returned, fax a copy of the completed form to Stericycle at 1-877-377-5114, and include a copy with the returned goods to Stericycle at 2670 Executive Drive, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46241.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot numbers: 530964W, 530974W, 530984W, 530994W, 531014W, 531024W, 531034W, 531044W, 531054W, 531064W, 531074W, 531084W, 531094W, 531104W, 531114W, 531754W, 540644W, 540654W, 540664W, 540674W, 540684W, 540694W, 540704W, 540714W, 540724W, 540734W, 540744W, 540754W, 540764W, 540774W, 540784W, 540794W, 550654W, 550664W, 550684W, 550694W, 550704W, 550714W, 550724W, 550734W, 550744W, 550754W, 550764W, 550774W, 550784W, 550794W, 550804W, 550824W, 551044W, 560134W, 560144W, 560154W, 560284W, 560294W, 560304W, 560314W, 560324W, 560334W, 560344W, 560354W, 560364W, 560374W, 560384W, 560394W, 560404W, 570414W, 570424W, 570434W, 570524W, 570534W, 570544W, 570554W, 570564W, 570574W, 570584W, 570594W, 570604W, 570614W, 570624W, 570634W, 570644W, 580044W, 580054W, 580064W, 580504W, 580514W, 580524W, 580534W, 580544W, 580554W, 580564W, 580574W, 580584W, 580594W, 580604W, 580624W, 581274W, 590094W, 590104W, 590114W, 590124W, 590134W, 590144W, 590154W, 590164W, 590174W, 590194W, 590204W, 590214W, 590224W, 590234W, 590244W, 591544W, 600284W, 600574W, 600584W, 600594W, 600604W, 600614W, 600624W, 600634W, 600644W, 600654W, 600674W, 600684W, 600694W, 600704W, 600714W, 610794W, 610804W, 610814W, 610824W, 610834W, 610844W, 610854W, 610864W, 610874W, 610884W, 610894W, 610904W, 610914W, 610924W, 620404W, 620414W, 620424W, 620434W, 620444W, 620454W, 620494W, and 620504W.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- U.S., Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Ecuador, EI Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and United Arab Emirates.
  • Product Description
    Lifeshield, latex-free Secondary I.V. Set, convertible pin, 32 inch, piggyback with OPTION-LOK, 15 drops/mL, a sterile Rx single use device, Hospira Inc, Lake Forest, IL USA. Made in Costa Rica, list 11953-48.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Hospira Inc., 375 N Field Dr, Lake Forest IL 60045-2513
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source